Val di Sole is right up there with Mount St Anne and Ft William when it comes to demanding a complete and focused rider; a single mistake at a place like this can have massive consequences. As a photographer, the most difficult thing at a place like this is finding a shot that illustrates not only how gnarly the track is, but also how graceful and skilled the riders are. This shot of Blenki dancing through this rock and root infested gutter below the main rock garden is one of the few times in 2011 where I feel I truly nailed it.
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Val di Sole is right up there with Mount St Anne and Ft William when it comes to demanding a complete and focused rider; a single mistake at a place like this can have massive consequences. As a photographer, the most difficult thing at a place like this is finding a shot that illustrates not only how gnarly the track is, but also how graceful and skilled the riders are. This shot of Blenki dancing through this rock and root infested gutter below the main rock garden is one of the few times in 2011 where I feel I truly nailed it.

29 Comments

  • 13 0
 The lighting is perfect! Awesome spot!
  • 29 0
 If you hold a magnifying glass against the photo on your monitor, all the pixels will read "POD"
  • 2 0
 Sam is a badass.. great timing.
  • 1 2
 he's looking at that rock like "OH f*ck!!!! don't hit that!!!"
  • 4 0
 hey! i got the magnifying glass and it didnt work!
  • 1 0
 keep trying, I had it right after about 25 minutes of staring.
  • 2 0
 Robby, mine is broken! Mine says POM for some reason Frown
  • 1 0
 sometimes, POM can be visible. That's even better than POD.
  • 2 0
 I think the description lends a lot more to this photo than it gets credit for! Awesome shot!
  • 2 0
 why hasn't this got pod yet???
  • 1 0
 you can really feel the speed and get an idea of how rough this course is on this shot! perfection!!!
  • 1 0
 what i would give to be there.... instead of here..... incredible shot, field of view is awesome
  • 1 0
 The camera man is on the course ?/?
  • 1 0
 gets you all hyped for WARM weather! Big Grin
  • 1 0
 This is the best DH shot I've seen im my life!
  • 1 0
 I bet a video of this would be just as wicked as this still shot!
  • 1 0
 I think you nailed it too
  • 1 0
 Yes perfect size for ipod wallpaper whoop whooop!
  • 1 0
 i knew that was blenki as soon as i saw the bare hands. sick photo!!!
  • 1 0
 PIC OF THA MOUNTH!
  • 1 1
 that's just plain dangerous
  • 1 0
 Beautiful
  • 1 0
 Epic!
  • 1 0
 POD
  • 1 0
 I give that one a POD!
  • 1 0
 POD !!!
  • 1 0
 awesome shot!

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